The future of Tom Holland in the Spider-Man universe is uncertain, as discussions regarding the highly anticipated "Spider-Man 4" have been placed on indefinite hold in consideration of ongoing strikes.
These prolonged delays raise the possibility that Holland may step away from the iconic role, a decision he has hinted at several times.
Compounding this speculation is the confirmation of his replacement.
Sony has been diligently constructing its own Spider-Man universe, with a primary focus on the formidable villains who traditionally clash with the Wall-Crawler.
This villain-centric universe commenced with "Venom," featuring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. While the film faced initial skepticism, the introduction of "Morbius" further expanded this cinematic universe.
This progression has paved the way for upcoming projects like "Kraven the Hunter" and "Madame Web."
Although these characters from the comics typically serve as direct antagonists to Spider-Man, Sony has been exploring a unique approach by turning many of them into anti-heroes.
This strategic shift suggests the potential for these characters to unite and confront a new iteration of Spider-Man.
However, this new Spidey may not be the one fans initially expect, as both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire could feasibly don their Spider-suits once more and revive their respective franchises.
Tom Holland himself has expressed his enthusiasm for the idea of Spider-Gwen taking up the mantle, particularly given the popularity of Hailee Steinfeld's portrayal of the character in the Spider-Verse films.